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(Updated  April15 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions:    970 million
( downward corrected)

Mobiles  943 million 
Landlines: 27 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  86  million (wired: 16 million;   wireless : 70  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
NEW!  Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation
Maiden pocket gamer event in Bangalore sees innovative hack and million rupee prize
Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation
CommunicAsia conference will feature learnings from key Internet entities
Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation
India mandates Open Source for all central govt depts; states encouraged to follow suit
Maiden pocket gamer event in Bangalore sees innovative hack and million rupee prize
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Maiden pocket gamer event in Bangalore sees innovative hack and million rupee prize
Travel & Tourism Technology  
Aloft, Bangalore is first Indian hotel to offer keyless, smartphone-based room entry for guests
GE's affordable CT Scanner is 'Made in India'

Product Pulse  
Amazon Kindle Voyage: Browse books for free
IT happened in India
  Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation
Bangalore, April 19, 2015: Global networking solutions leader,  Brocade Communications,  has opened a new  15700 sq.m. Development Centre in Bangalore and plans to pump in $ 300 million over the next five years   geared to the  development of networking innovations based on the New IP architecture. ....
Maiden pocket gamer event in Bangalore sees innovative hack and million rupee prize
Bangalore,  April 17  2015: The first ever    Pocket Gamer conference  organized by Reliance Games, concluded here today, with Xigma Games  taking a $ 1 million  top prize for its  ‘Super Nano Games’. ....
Matrix unveils comprehensive Made-in-India enterprise video surveillance solution
Bangalore, April 16, 2015: Vadodara-headquartered manufacturer of Telecom and Security solutions,  Matrix,  has unveiled  what is arguably the most comprehensive and scalable  central   video surveillance management solution 'made in India'  --  Satyata Samas. ...
CommunicAsia conference will feature learnings from key Internet entities
Singapore April 16 2015: The upcoming CommunicAsia-BroadcastAsia  expo and conference in Singapore in June, will see  some of the world's iconic companies and organisations of the Internet economy share their learnings. ...
VMWare creates integrated facility in Bangalore
Bangalore, April 15 2015: Virtualization and cloud infrastructure leader, VMware has set up a  43800 sq. ...

Education and e-learning
iProf, India's first mobile e-learning app achieves 1 million downloads
Bangalore, April 14, 2015: iProf India’s first mobile learning market place app has become  the fastest growing education app on the Google play store, achieving  its first 1 million downloads on 125th day since its launch. iProf - My Study Buddy is a free to download application available on Android platform giving users a range of features like courses from India’s renowned teachers, unlimited practice tests, videos & notes Library, quick discussion board & doubt clearing service. ....
IBM systems training offered by Arrow-Amstar partnership in India
Bangalore, April 8, 2015:  Global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components – Arrow Electronics -- has partnered  Bangalore based trainer,  Amstar Technologies, to offer official IBM Systems and Software training courses in India. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
RoomTonite app helps last minute hotel booking
Bangalore,April 8, 2015: RoomsTonite, a last-minute hotel booking mobile app in India, today announced the launch of its  24X7 assistance service - RoomsTonite Assist - to help travellers with enquiries and specific needs in all stages of travel: Pre-stay, during hotel stay, and post-stay. .... app hugely popular with domestic flyers
New Delhi, February 25, 2015: The recently-launched application for Android devices  from, India’s largest travel network has received a  huge  response from users to become highest-rated travel app in the country -- with a rating of 4. ....

HelpMeDoc healthcare site offers a useful online presence for Doctors too.
New Delhi, March 17 2015: HelpMeDoc, a one stop destination for all kinds of healthcare needs,   now provides  an interesting online platform  -- DocPractic --  that enables doctors to keep a tab on their practice and patients, irrespective of time and place. ....
Healthcare app, Lybrate, connects you to doctors in many Indian cities
Bangalore, February 24 2015: A new healthcare app, Lybrate,promises to  help  Indians access the best available league of good doctors, ready to give their medical advice. Patients  get such suggestions right from the comfort of their home using their smartphones. ....
HealthifyMe says: Smart phones are the smart way to stay healthy
Bangalore, February 14 2015: There are many health and fitness trackers today -- but at one recent solution is  less about gadgets and more about   expert support. ...

Product Pulse
Amazon Kindle Voyage: Browse books for free
If you an avid e-reader, then you might consider the new Kindle Voyage with better display and slim frame. April13 2015: Amazon recently announced the launch of its 7th generation e-reader in India, the Kindle Voyage -- with free 3G. The free connectivity supported in over 100 countries including India,  allows users to access the Kindle store to shop and download books with no data charge. ....
Moto Turbo: Tough as they come
If you are the sorts that uses Old Spice, rides a Bullet, wears leather gloves and pumps iron every evening, you might want to complete the package by owning the Moto Turbo! April 6 2015: If you are sick and tired of stylish, but flimsy smart phones and  yearn  for a sturdy, solid piece of hardware that  exudes power and performance, the new Moto Turbo from Motorola (now a Lenovo company) might be a good choice. ....
Antec Power Supply Unit VP500PC: Will appeal to gaming PC builders
Antec Inc. has made a name for itself for reliable and rugged computer components,  power supplies. ...

IT's for you
  Search for all cabs in your area from one app
April 17 2015: Most metros  these days have  call taxi services.  The problem is sometimes you have multiple agencies in the same city  -- and it can be hassle, contacting them one by one on a busy day.   a  leading Indian online travel portal has a solution:  a new app named “ixigo cabs” which aggregates cab information and helps  you find the nearest taxis and cabs around  you from multiple operators, anywhere in India at the tap of a screen. ....
On-the-Go USB 3.0 is here
Bangalore, April 6 2015: For lay users, the USB data stick is the closest they get to experiencing Flash storage every day, to  exchange files between PCs, laptops -- and other devices. With tablets and phones, there was a small glitch: you could not drag and drop files from  stick to screen. ....
Tata adds WiFi to its wireless landline offering
Bangalore,  March 26, 2015: Tata Docomo, the unified brand of Tata Teleservices has wifi-enabled its   wireless landline offering launched Tata Walky. ...
UST Global launches women's safety app with Thiruvananthapuram police
Mumbai, March 8, 2015: IT tech and services company, UST Global,  has launched  a mobile-based app for women’s safety,  just ahead of International Women’s Day. ...
Affordable car dashboard cameras
New Delhi, March 2 2015: Public vehicles in many countries are mandated to install a video camera recording a driver's-eye view of the entire journey. ...

IT people
  IESA announces new office bearers
Bangalore, India, April 8  2015: Vinay Shenoy (pictured  alongside), Vice President & Managing Director, Infineon Technologies India  has taken over as  Chairman for 2015-16  of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). ....
Jai Ganesh to lead R&D at Mphasis
Bangalore, March 29 2015: Dr Jai Ganesh is to head  research for leading IT solutions provider Mphasis.  The company ( part of HP) announced his appointment as Vice President & Head of Mphasis Next Labs. Jai  joins Mphasis from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he was the Director, SMAC Solutions. ....
Shirish Joshi to lead Polycom's Asia-Pac Channel sales
Hyderabad, February 24, 2015 –  Video  and voice conferencing leader Polycom, Inc. has announced the appointment of Shirish Joshi as Asia Pacific Channel Sales Director. ...

Best of the rest
National Supercomputing Mission to place India at par with US, China
India plans to elbow its way into the top club of nations that flaunt superior supercomputing prowess. The newly sanctioned Rs 4,500-crore supercomputing mission is also expected to give a leg up to scientific research in the country."It will completely change the way we do research. The mission will definitely bring non linear transformation for Indian science," said prof N Balakrishnan, head of Supercomputer Education & Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science....Economic Times April 6 2015

India building some of Adobe’s biggest products: CEO
Some of its biggest products — Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign — are now entirely developed and managed out of India. And Adobe is strengthening its capacity in the country by buying office buildings in Bengaluru and Noida....quoting CEO Shantanu Narayen.  Times of India, March 27 2015

India’s telecom disconnect
While the short-term impact of the just-concluded telecom auctions will be negative for all telcos given the additional debt burden for purchasing spectrum —most of the(  money) paid has been for re-purchasing spectrum the telcos already owned—the important thing to keep in mind is that there has been a fundamental change in India’s telecom compact over the years. Editorial in Financial Express  March 27 2015


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